Reblog, originally posted on www.bluehouseenergy.com 16 Feb 2015
Hot water distribution efficiency is now included in HERS ratings, under an amendment to ANSI/RESNET Standard 301-2014. This is a Good Thing. To date, all of our efforts to represent, and then…Continue
For building a home which is free from massive air pollutants, it is necessary to conduct a thorough examination of the air tightness testing inside ducts on the wall. Duct sealing, insulation and leakage are important points which are monitored by quality air testing solutions like Southern Assessors in UK.
While examining air quality and pressure, the following must not be neglected:…Continue
Added by Melissa Baldridge on March 14, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments
If your building is not tested by air testing companies uk then air will continue to flow through the leakages and damage your wall, increase your power consumption and you will suffer from allergic diseases.
Air tightness testing can be done after the building construction is completed. It is recommended to hire air testing experts for your…Continue
Added by Lee Blanchard on March 10, 2015 at 4:42am — No Comments
Indoor air testing and detection of impure particles suspended in the air are definitely a laborious task but in order to keep a building and the rooms of a house safe and pollution-free, there are serious needs of air quality testing. We often tend to ignore the fact that due to air impurities almost more than seven million people die in the world every year due to respiratory ailments caused by moulds, termites, carpet dusts, pesticides and even room…Continue
Added by Lee Blanchard on March 9, 2015 at 3:48am — No Comments
Did you ever want to live near the Great Lakes? Did you ever wish for a White Christmas and stronger winters every December? Then Michigan perhaps just be the state you need to live in. You can build your own house that will last through hard winters and dry simmers; and a house that protects you from the sun, rain, wind and snow; and a roof that help you keep cool and warm depending on the time of the year. Roofing Contractors in Taylor MI can certainly help you get the roof done, and with…Continue
Added by Mary Desilva on March 7, 2015 at 5:00am — No Comments
Until few years back, properties, homes and other personal items devastated by water were generally considered as lost for good. On the other hand, thanks to the advancements and innovations that have taken place in the field of technology, what is lost can now be easily restored to look nearly as good as new. Mopping up a property or home after a crucial water damage is not as easy and simple as many envisage. Stagnant water can totally damage the carpets, walls, floor and other personal…Continue
Added by Mary Desilva on March 7, 2015 at 5:00am — No Comments
The old expression when something is supposed to be simple is to say that, “This is not rocket science!” as though rocket science was the most complicated thing we can think of. I will admit that some of the things rocket scientists have done are pretty amazing. I don’t have a clue how you land a probe on an asteroid moving at thousands of miles an hour somewhere out there in space. Or manipulate a vehicle on the surface of a planet and send back, “Wish you were here!” snapshots - in…Continue
In 2014 there were 146,860 homes in the United States that were energy rated by certified RESNET HERS Raters and issued a HERS Index Score. According to the data from the U.S. Census Bureau this represents over 33.8% of all new homes sold in the nation. The average HERS Index Score of the homes rated in 2014 was 63.
The five leading states in terms of homes receiving a HERS Index were:
Added by Laurel Elam on March 4, 2015 at 7:54am — No Comments
Non-Renewable resources are reducing rapidly. Powering homes and offices through other means, nuclear, wind or hydro-energy is costly and still in its infancy. But India’s location, landscapes and abundance of sunshine makes it a perfect place for using solar energy. In fact, more and more people now choose Solar Panels in India for powering their homes, ensuring reduction in expensive electricity bills, hassle free electricity throughout the day and eco-friendly…Continue
Vermont is the “Most Green” state in America and one small city with big dreams is helping to make this happen. Burlington, the biggest city in the state with a whopping 42,284 residents, took an impossible idea and brought it to fruition: 100 percent of its electricity is drawn from…Continue
Added by Avi Yashchin on March 3, 2015 at 7:55pm — No Comments
The Internet of Things has already improved my everyday life. Devices that communicate with each other deliver new services and features that I appreciate. However, as the Internet of Things expands from a few linked devices to a pervasive network, I fear that aggravation will soon replace appreciation. Are we moving toward the Internet of Annoying Things?
We become aware of the Internet of…Continue
The American Society for Testing and Materials, ASTM codes and standards is the biggest association to design and publish the rules and standards for the processes that guide the manufacturing of metals. All the members who participate in the devising of ASTM standards are volunteers selected on the basis of their knowledge and ability to comprehend the rules.
The ASTM or the American Society for Testing and Materials is considered to be the base of all the rules and standards that…Continue
Added by Daina Martin on February 25, 2015 at 12:55am — No Comments
With the recent upswing in Botox availability in recent days, there are wide options available to physicians and doctors who have expanded their practice by making Botox available at their clinics. Taking a short course in Botox training is really the only prerequisite and time investment that doctors really need to make- the rest just takes off automatically. Botox training is a tremendous advantage for doctors to have in their repertoire. Doctors are already well informed about facial…Continue
Added by Mary Desilva on February 20, 2015 at 4:00am — No Comments
When it comes to trying to keep your home safe and sound from intruders and attackers, it makes perfect sense to actually work towards safeguarding from these problems and giving yourself an easy way out. If you want to avoid these problems then typically people will turn to their home and start reviewing the security system that they have in place at the moment.
When they realize it’s outdated or simply isn’t working anymore, it can become quite terrifying just trying to put…Continue
Added by Mary Desilva on February 20, 2015 at 3:00am — No Comments
I wanted to encourage all you deep energy/ZNE enthusiasts to hie thee to the Net Zero North American Leadership Summit in Boston, March 3-5. The program is a standout, ranging from solar pioneer Steven Strong to Senator Jaime Eldridge to energy guru Marc Rosenbaum, and countless other rock stars. Here's the program. Check it out, register now! Wide-ranging discussions will be had (I first typed "ranting" --…Continue
This post is written by Marcella Bondie Keenan, policy fellow at Elevate Energy.
Building owners can save money by investing in energy efficiency improvements. But if they can’t afford the upfront costs of the upgrades, they continue to pay higher energy bills and are even less able to pay for energy efficiency improvements down the road.
On-bill financing (OBF) is one tool to help owners break out of this cycle. It provides an opportunity to invest in energy…Continue
Longman dictionary of contemporary English defines insurance as an arrangement with a company in which you pay them money, especially regularly, and they pay the costs if something bad happens, for example if you become ill or your car is damaged. There are different types of insurance. Examples are: health insurance, life insurance, business insurance, travels insurance, car insurance etc. Reported road casualties in Great Britain, provisional estimates: April to June 2014…Continue
Have you ever heard of portable buildings? A portable buildings are basically structures that are specifically designed to be mobile rather than something permanent. It is also called as a demountable building or a modular building. You can also call them a building with a modern twist but with an old style yurts. So why anyone would opt for portable buildings?
Added by Mary Desilva on February 14, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments
Imagine this: you go out to your local entertainment big-box store and purchase the top of the line “HUMONGOUS” television. When you get home, you don’t think anything about it and just go ahead plugging it directly into the wall socket, right? What’s that you say, ludicrous? Of course, we would only plug that piece of beautiful technology into a UL rated surge protector!
So, I gave it away in the first paragraph: a UL rated surge protector. But, don’t…